Tuesday January 27th, 2015
Tuesday January 27th, 2015
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When Jonathan campaigned in B/Haram hotbed

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President Jonathan in Maiduguri

PRESIDENT Goodluck Jonathan, who is seeking re-election on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, weekend took his campaigns to Borno State, the epicentre of the Boko Haram insurgency.

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Why Okowa has the edge – Mordi-Ojubi

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Mordi-Ojubi

Chief Alfred Mordi-Ojubi is a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, in Delta State. A community leader, philanthropist and a retired civil servant. In an interview with selected journalists, Chief Ojubi spoke on the gubernatorial primaries of the PDP in the state and Senator Ifeanyi Okowa’s emergence as the party’s flag bearer among other national issues

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2015: Nigeria needs change —Latinwo

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latinwo

Group Captain Salaudeen Adebola Latinwo (retd), 72, former military governor of Kwara State (1984-85) is a meticulous and detailed person. The retired Air Force officer, who was part of the first set of people to be recruited into the Nigerian Air Force (NAF) in 1963 is thoroughly organised and acts with precision as we found out during a one hour no holds barred interview, last week when he spoke among others on the state of the nation, the kind of leader Nigeria needs now and why Nigerians must get it right at the polls. Excerpts:

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Jonathan’s men: The stoning and stormy story of Isa and Bala

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JONATHAN

The stoning of President Jonathan’s campaign team in Bauchi and Katsina had drawn strong rebuke from the president’s associates who saw it as a demonstration of the reported inclination for violence by the opposition.

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SDP: The third leg in S-West politics

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Olusegun Osoba

THE Social Democratic Party, SDP, acronym is not entirely new in the South West due to its fame in 1993 when the late business mogul , Chief MKO Abiola contested and won as the President of Nigeria, but, the result was annulled.

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Lagos Poll: I’m confident that Agbaje’ll win – Obanikoro

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Musiliu Obanikoro

WHY did you set up the Lagos Independent Presidential Campaign Group for President Jonathan?
I set up the Lagos Independent Presidential Campaign Group for President Jonathan to deepen the President’s presence in Lagos State and take his message directly to the people. There is a lot of misinformation going on and a critical way to counter that is through grassroots mobilization.

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Jonathan, Buhari 2nd week tours: Their promises, the issues

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Jonathan or Buhari  who will you pick ?

A retrospective look at the campaign pledges of the two leading presidential candidates, President Goodluck Jonathan of the Peoples Democratic Party,PDP, and Gen Mohammadu Buhari ,rtd, of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in the past five days, showed a deluge of promises on how to move Nigeria forward.

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FEB POLLS: Okowa, Emerhor, Ogboru battle for Delta Guber seat

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Olorogun-Otega-Emerhor

ONLY one person will emerge as governor of Delta State at the February 28 governorship elections, but each of the three major governorship candidates of the People’s Democratic Party, PDP, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, All Progressives Congress, APC, Olorogun O’tega Emerhor and Labor Party, LP, Chief Great Ogboru, believes that he is the next governor of the state.

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Delta poll: How I will reclaim my mandate through SDP

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•Godwin  Toritseju Abigor

Mr Godwin Toritseju Abigor was a former leader of Warri South legislative arm. He contested the primary on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) for Warri South constituency House of Assembly seat and won and even given Certificate of Return by INEC but his name was replaced by the national leadership of the party in Abuja.

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Armed groups are back to creeks in Niger Delta — Asuni

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Judith Asuni

Dr Judy Asuni is the executive Director Academic Associate Peaceworks. She has been at the forefront of reforming armed youths otherwise called militants in the Niger Delta for close to a decade.

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Okorocha is just showmanship — Udenwa

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Udenwa

CHIEF Achike Udenwa, a former governor of Imo State in this interview spoke on the prospects of President Goodluck Jonathan in the forthcoming presidential election and concluded that it would be a tight race. Udenwa, who expressed confidence that the president would emerge victorious, also spoke on the chances of his party, the PDP, in the governorship election in Imo

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After the certificate saga, what next?

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Buhari and Jonathan

Following the seeming resolution of the issues surrounding the educational qualification of the presidential candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Maj-Gen Muhammadu Buhari (retd), the prospect of redirecting the campaign to core issues remains a variable for the political gladiators

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Why we must rescue PDP from itself — Edojah

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Edojah

HON. Solomon Edojah was a former Commissioner in Delta State and member of the House of Representatives. A stalwart of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, he was in Kwara state for 6 months to help salvage the state chapter of the party after the mass exodus of most politicians in the state from the party to the opposition All Progress Congress, APC. He aspired for the Delta Central senate seat in the recent PDP primaries but failed to secure the ticket. In this interview, he speaks on his experience and the chances of PDP in the forthcoming general elections.

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Why more journalists should enter politics — Comrade Ekpunobi

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•Ekpunobi: I will win

Comrade Emeka Ekpunobi is a journalist of 21 years standing. Ekpunobi was rooted in buisness reporting until the emergence of the Fourth Republic when he became one of the pioneer reporters of the National Assembly and served for six years as the chairman of the Senate Press Corps

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Why Itsekiri will vote for Okowa — Okotie

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•Senator Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by his wife and Professor Sam Oyobvbaire during his governorship declaration in Asaba, Delta State.

The National Coordinator, Benin River Vanguard (BRV), Anthony Okotie in this interview, declares that Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, the governorship candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP in Delta State will eventually emerge victorious at the poll

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Showdown in Lagos!

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...The Growing Beauty Of Lagos

UNarguably, the fulcrum of the country’s economic power, Lagos State which until recently was fully imagined as the enclave of the All Progressives Congress, APC is witnessing what could be its most competitive election since 1999.

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Agbaje’s bold SHELTER plan

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Agbaje

Jimi Agbaje, in coming up with his manifesto entitled: “Bold Ideas, New Opportunities”, posits Lagos can be better managed than it is presently done.

Unveiling his manifesto recently, he said that Lagos has been recognised by the vast number of residents to be in bad shape.

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Ambode’s plans for L.A.G.O.S

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Akinwumi Ambode

AKinwunmi Ambode’s programme to sustain what he has espoused as the success story of Lagos is pegged on five key enablers summed up as LAGOS; Leadership, Accountability, Governance, Opportunity and Service.

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Elections: I-G launches “Operational Guidelines’’ for police personnel

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Suleiman Abba

The Inspector-General of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, has launched “Operational Guidelines’’ for police personnel that would be involved in the conduct of the forthcoming general elections.

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Buhari to PDP: Leave my certificates alone, face unemployment, corruption, insecurity

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CPC Presidential candidate, Gen. Buhari

Presidential candidate of All Progressives Congress, APC, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (retd) has finally challenged Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, to stop making an issue out of his school certificate, but to rather campaign on issues of unemployment, insecurity and corruption bedevilling the country.

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Anambra: Confusion again!

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pdpelec

Anambra State has since the advent of the Fourth Republic won the uncanny political reputation for eccentricity. It was the first state to move its governorship election outside the usual general election cycle after its second governor in the Fourth Republic, Dr. Chris Ngige was sacked by the courts.

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Ondo: It is PDP versus PDP

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.VICE PRESIDENT NAMADI SAMBO (L), PRESENTING PDP FLAG TO GOV. OLUSEGUN MIMIKO OF ONDO STATE,  WHO DEFECTED TO THE PARTY  IN ABUJA ON THURSDAY (2/10/14).

The next governorship election in Ondo State is not due until 2016. However, three Senate seats, nine seats in the House of Representatives and 26 seats in the House of Assembly are on offer in the forthcoming round of elections for voters in Ondo State.

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PDP: Panic or power play?

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PDP-crises

WAS the call by the leader of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, President Goodluck Jonathan on aggrieved members not to dump the party reflective of the panic its antagonists claim to be seizing the party that has held sway over the polity since 1999?

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Urhobo’ll go for Emerhor and Buhari — Frank Kokori

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Chief Kokori

CHief Frank Ovie Kokori, former Secretary General of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, NUPENG, is currently a foremost Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, APC, in Delta State. In this interview, the former labour leader adduced reasons why the Urhobo Progress Union, UPU, should endorse Olorogun O’tega Emerhor of the All Progressives Congress, APC, for the governorship of Delta State. He also spoke on why Gen. (rtd) Mohammadu Buhari is best fit to be the next President of Nigeria, among others

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Why Jonathan ‘ll win Feb poll — Imoke

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Gov Imoke of Cross River

Following an interactive session with the management of Vanguard Media Limited in his office in Calabar, Cross River State last Wednesday, Governor Liyel Imoke, winner of Vanguard’s Best Tourism Development Award, 2014, fielded questions on the ongoing national political campaigns, his perspective on the power situation in the country among other issues

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Oshiomhole, the Esama of Benin and the ‘battered Rev Father’ saga

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*Oshiomhole

Penultimate Friday, the people of Edo State were fed with the story that one of the security aides in the convoy of Governor Adams Oshiomhole beat up a Rev. Father identified as Peter Udoh at Ujogba in Edo Central senatorial district of the state. The opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state started celebrating after the Independent Television (ITV), owned by the Esama of Benin Kingdom, and chieftain of the PDP, Chief Gabriel Igbinedion, reported the matter.

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Peace Accord and 2015 Elections: The origins of political disorder

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*Jonathan and Buhari

Illusions are built on fantasies. Illusions are the creations of a mind that is steeped in a reality that does not exist. Now, what drives a mind to begin to concoct illusions?

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The day Okowa rallied Urhobo

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•Senator Ifeanyi Okowa flanked by his wife and Professor Sam Oyobvbaire during his governorship declaration in Asaba, Delta State.

When the Delta PDP Campaign Organisation announced that its 2015 flag off rally was to hold in Delta Central Senatorial District, not a few were surprised by the decision. Delta Central is home to the Urhobos where there has been strong agitation for one of their own as governor of the state.

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Re: ‘Millions in the South may not vote’

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INEC Chairman, Prof  Jega

I write on behalf of the Chairman, Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Attahiru Jega, to complain about the misinformation contained in the cover page story of Sunday Vanguard for January 4, 2015, titled as stated above.

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The fight for Edo South

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Voting

Edo State calendar for gubernatorial election was altered in 2008 by a judicial pendulum that left the contenders to the exalted office spellbound and enmeshed in steamy sweat and blood struck off their tired, wrinkled brows.

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Elections in Borno: We are in a quagmire– Hon. Kyari Gujbawu

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Hon-Kaka-Kyari-Gujbawu

Hon. Kyari Gujbawu represents Maiduguri metropolis, the hot bed of Boko Haram insurgency in Borno State, in the House of Representatives. In this chat, he speaks on how INEC can conduct elections in Borno, the amendment of the 2010 Electoral Act, issues on the floor of the House and other national issues

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Akin Ambode has been my choice from the beginning —Babatunde Fashola

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Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos state Governor has stated that the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, has always been his choice candidate all through the build up to the APC governorship primaries held over a month ago.

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